Being There [LP]

Submitted by nonesuch on Tue, 02/24/2009 - 12:32
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Wilco’s second effort is an ambitious, double album of 19 songs that the New York Times described as “grand, bleak, woozy.” The Independent compared it favorably to the Rolling Stones’ brilliant, nefarious Exile on Main Street: “Like them, Wilco have the precious gift of being able to render a blend of styles—in their case, primarily country-rock and raggedy-ass American punk—with a bar-room warmth and conviction that's entirely beguiling.”

Description

Wilco’s second effort is an ambitious, double album of 19 songs that the New York Times described as “grand, bleak, woozy.” The Independent compared it favorably to the Rolling Stones’ brilliant, nefarious Exile on Main Street: “Like them, Wilco have the precious gift of being able to render a blend of styles—in their case, primarily country-rock and raggedy-ass American punk—with a bar-room warmth and conviction that's entirely beguiling.”

ProductionCredits

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Produced by Wilco
Recorded at Chicago Recording Co. (disc one: 1-3, 9; disc two: 1-5, 8, 9); Warzone Recorders in Chicago (disc one: 4-8, 10); The Studio in Springfield, Mo. (disc two: 7); and Moonshine Studios in Atlanta (disc two: 6).
Engineered by Chris Sheppard, Martin Stebbing, Jim Rondinelli, Lou Whitney, and Skip Bryant
Additional recording at Ocean Way
Second Engineer: Mike Scotella
Second Engineer at CRC: Ron Lowe
Mixed by Chris Sheppard at CRC (disc one: 1, 2, 5, 10; disc two: 1-5, 7, 9); Jim Scott at Andora (disc one: 3, 4, 7-9); Jim Rondinelli at Ocean Way; Skip Saylor, and CRC (disc one: 6; disc two: 6, 8)
Mastered by Bob Ludwig at Gateway, Portland, Maine

All songs written by Jeff Tweedy; “Misunderstood” contains lyrics from “Amphetamine” by Peter Laughner

Nonesuch Selection Number

518085

Number of Discs in Set
2discs
Album Status
Artist Name
Wilco
MusicianDetails

MUSICIANS
Jeff Tweedy, vocals, guitar, bass, radio
Jay Bennett, guitar, pianos, organs, harmonica, lap steel, drums, accordion, vocals
John Stirratt, bass, violin, piano, vocals
Max Johnston, dobro, fiddle, mandolin, banjo, vocals
Ken Coomer, drums, percussion, guitar, vocals

Additional musicians:
Greg Leisz, pedal steel ("The Lonely 1")
Jesse Greene, violin ("The Lonely 1")
Bob Egan, national steel guitar ("Dreamer in My Dreams"), pedal steel ("Far, Far Away")

Horns on "Monday" arranged by Jerry Hey
Jerry Hey and Gary Grant, trumpets
Larry Williams, tenor saxophone
Dan Higgins, tenor and baritone saxophone

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Cover Art
UPC/Price
Label
LP+MP3
UPC
075597982947BUN
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News & Reviews

  • Congratulations to all of the Nonesuch nominees for the 65th Grammy Awards: Molly Tuttle for Best New Artist and Best Bluegrass Album for Crooked Tree with Golden Highway; The Black Keys for Best Rock Album for Dropout Boogie and Best Rock Performance for "Wild Child"; Dan Auerbach for Producer of the Year, Non-Classical; Cécile McLorin Salvant for Best Jazz Vocal Album for Ghost Song and Best Arrangement, Instrumental and Vocals for "Optimistic Voices / No Love Dying"; Joshua Redman, Brad Mehldau, Christian McBride, and Brian Blade's LongGone for Best Instrumental Album; Brad Mehldau's Jacob's Ladder for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album; Punch Brothers' Hell on Church Street for Best Folk Album; Caroline Shaw & Attacca Quartet's Evergreen for Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance; Taj Mahal & Ry Cooder's GET ON BOARD for Best Traditional Blues Album; Wilco's Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (20th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition) for Best Historical Album and Best Album Notes for Bob Mehr; and Astor Piazzolla: The American Clavé Recordings. for Best Album Notes for Fernando González. 

  • Seven special editions of Wilco's landmark 2002 album Yankee Hotel Foxtrot are out now. The now-classic record has been remastered and is available in each set. The Super Deluxe version has eleven vinyl LPs and one CD—including demos, drafts, and instrumentals, charting the making of Yankee Hotel Foxtrot—plus a live 2002 concert recording and a September 2001 radio performance and interview. That box set includes 82 previously unreleased music tracks as well as a new book featuring an interview with Jeff Tweedy, Glenn Kotche, and Jim O’Rourke; an in-depth essay by journalist/author Bob Mehr; and previously unseen photos of the band making the album in their Chicago studio. You can take a look inside in an unboxing video here. Pitchfork gives the set a perfect 10: "A sprawling new box set full of demos and alternate takes suggests a dazzling array of paths the Chicago group might have taken on their masterpiece."

  • About This Album

    Wilco’s second effort is an ambitious, double album of 19 songs that the New York Times described as “grand, bleak, woozy.” The Independent compared it favorably to the Rolling Stones’ brilliant, nefarious Exile on Main Street: “Like them, Wilco have the precious gift of being able to render a blend of styles—in their case, primarily country-rock and raggedy-ass American punk—with a bar-room warmth and conviction that's entirely beguiling.”

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    Jeff Tweedy, vocals, guitar, bass, radio
    Jay Bennett, guitar, pianos, organs, harmonica, lap steel, drums, accordion, vocals
    John Stirratt, bass, violin, piano, vocals
    Max Johnston, dobro, fiddle, mandolin, banjo, vocals
    Ken Coomer, drums, percussion, guitar, vocals

    Additional musicians:
    Greg Leisz, pedal steel ("The Lonely 1")
    Jesse Greene, violin ("The Lonely 1")
    Bob Egan, national steel guitar ("Dreamer in My Dreams"), pedal steel ("Far, Far Away")

    Horns on "Monday" arranged by Jerry Hey
    Jerry Hey and Gary Grant, trumpets
    Larry Williams, tenor saxophone
    Dan Higgins, tenor and baritone saxophone

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Produced by Wilco
    Recorded at Chicago Recording Co. (disc one: 1-3, 9; disc two: 1-5, 8, 9); Warzone Recorders in Chicago (disc one: 4-8, 10); The Studio in Springfield, Mo. (disc two: 7); and Moonshine Studios in Atlanta (disc two: 6).
    Engineered by Chris Sheppard, Martin Stebbing, Jim Rondinelli, Lou Whitney, and Skip Bryant
    Additional recording at Ocean Way
    Second Engineer: Mike Scotella
    Second Engineer at CRC: Ron Lowe
    Mixed by Chris Sheppard at CRC (disc one: 1, 2, 5, 10; disc two: 1-5, 7, 9); Jim Scott at Andora (disc one: 3, 4, 7-9); Jim Rondinelli at Ocean Way; Skip Saylor, and CRC (disc one: 6; disc two: 6, 8)
    Mastered by Bob Ludwig at Gateway, Portland, Maine

    All songs written by Jeff Tweedy; “Misunderstood” contains lyrics from “Amphetamine” by Peter Laughner